Igloo aims for pre-Christmas launch

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER
Last updated 15:03 12/11/2012

Related Links

Igloo launch on ice Much-delayed Igloo an unhappy place for Sky

Relevant offers

Industries

High court bid in wings to shed light on TPP talks Inland port at Rolleston means more freight for Timaru Port of Tauranga opens its Canterbury inland port Windows 10 uses customers' computers to distribute updates Why faking your CV is a popular pastime Pager network to be switched off in 2017 TPP may force New Zealand to amend software patent law Shanton rescued, but another fashion store Identity in liquidation Rocket Lab signs deal to work with Nasa FMA sues former Milford Asset Management portfolio manager

Igloo could still be ready before Christmas, says the discount pay-television service's chief executive, Chaz Savage.

The Sky Television and Television New Zealand joint venture originally hoped to launch its service by the end of June, but that has been twice delayed because of unspecified technical difficulties with its British-supplied set-top boxes.

Though the delay already threatens to eat into holiday season sales, Savage said Igloo was aiming for a pre-Christmas launch.

TVNZ spokeswoman Megan Richards said its faith in the joint venture hadn't been shaken by the delays. "We're as committed now as at the start, and we support Igloo's efforts to present a product to consumers that is more than just 'good'," she said.

Igloo is 51 per cent owned by Sky Television, with TVNZ the junior partner. Igloo set-top boxes will function as Freeview set-top boxes. However, consumers will also be able to buy "channel packs", providing 11 pay-television channels, and order some sports events and movies on-demand.

Ad Feedback

- BusinessDay.co.nz

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content